Zachary Collier


Adjunct Professor, Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics
Year Started at JMU: 2019
Contact Info

  • Ph.D., Systems Engineering, University of Virginia - 2018
  • M.E.M.,  Engineering Management, Duke University - 2010
  • B.S.,  Mechanical Engineering, Florida State University - 2008

Professional Interests
  • Decision Analysis
  • Risk Assessment
  • Risk Management
  • Management Science
  • Business Analytics
Professional Background

2018 - present: President, Collier Research Systems

2010 - 2015: Risk and Decision Science Focus Area, US Army Engineer Research and Development Center

Current Courses Taught
  • COB 291: Business Analytics II
Positions Held
  • 2019-present - Adjunct Professor, James Madison University
Awards and Recognitions
  • Fellow, Center for Risk Management of Engineering Systems, University of Virginia - 2019
  • Louis T. Rader Outstanding Graduate Student, University of Virginia - 2018
  • Volkswagen Group of North America Fellowship - 2017
  • US Army Engineer Research & Development Center (ERDC) Program Development Achievement Award - 2014
  • US Army Commanders Award for Civilian Service- 2013
  • Managing Editor, Environment Systems & Decisions
  • Society for Risk Analysis
  • President-Elect, Decision Analysis and Risk Specialty Group (2018-present)
  • Board Member, Greene County Chamber of Commerce
  • Society of Decision Professionals
Key Publications

Collier Z.A., Lambert J.H. (2019). “Value of risk information in negotiations with evolving preferences.” Journal of Risk Research

Collier Z.A.,  Lambert J.H. (2019). ”Evaluating management actions to mitigate disruptive scenario impacts in an e-commerce system integration project.” IEEE Systems Journal 13(1): 593-602.

Collier Z.A.,  Hendrickson D., Polmateer T.L., Lambert J.H. (2018). “Scenario analysis and PERT/CPM applied to strategic investment at an automated container port.” ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems Part A: Civil Engineering 4(3): 04018026.

Collier Z.A.,  Lambert J.H. (2018). “Time management of infrastructure recovery schedules by anticipation and valuation of disruptions.” ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems Part A: Civil Engineering 4(2): 04018012.

DiMase D.,  Collier Z.A., Carlson J., Gray Jr., R.B. Linkov I. (2016). “Traceability and risk analysis strategies for addressing counterfeit electronics in supply chains for complex systems.” Risk Analysis 36(10): 1834-1843.

Collier Z.A., Trump B.D., Wood M.D., Chobanova R., Linkov I. (2016). “Leveraging stakeholder knowledge in the innovation decision making process.” International Journal of Business Continuity and Risk Management 6(3): 163-181.

DiMase D., Collier, Z.A., Heffner, K., Linkov I. (2015). “Systems engineering framework for cyber physical security and resilience.” Environment Systems & Decisions 35(2): 291-300.

Collier Z.A., Walters S., DiMase D., Keisler J.M., Linkov I. (2014). “A semi-quantitative risk assessment standard for counterfeit electronics detection.”  SAE International Journal of Aerospace 7(1): 171-181.

Roege P.E., Collier Z.A., Mancillas J., McDonagh J.A., Linkov I. (2014). “Metrics for energy resilience.” Energy Policy 72(1): 249256.

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